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Question: What was the point of Theo in the movie? She was such a small character and didn't really benefit the plot.

Chosen answer: She is the college-slut stereotype. She serves to advance a few jokes and to get the key to the gate from Dwight.

Question: What was the whole point of the girls doing that dance number at the show?

Chosen answer: The show was a talent quest held by the school, and lots of students entered. The woman with glasses, shown in the audience a couple of times (she nods during the girls' performance) is a talent scout from the show where the girls perform, when they fly to California. They have just received the news of their selection to perform on the show when the other news about Jim Cunningham comes in (we see Kitty Farmer jubilant, as the secretary brings the newspaper over to her).


Question: I am trying to discover what Henry's boat actually is. Obviously a yacht, but the stern is unusual and I have yet to identify it.

Chosen answer: It's a Formosa 51 ketch.

Question: In the scene where old Marty enters his house and pushes a button, a computer voice says, 'lithium mode on'. What does that mean?

Chosen answer: Lithium is used to treat bipolar disease and other mental problems. So 'lithium mode' probably has a calming effect when you're depressed or stressed or whatever.

Question: Where in the movie is the song called " Use Well the Days" sung by Annie Lennox?

Chosen answer: It's not in the movie at all and is only included on the deluxe edition of the soundtrack as an extra.


Question: Q demonstrated the switches for the left and right front-wing machine guns - why is the "right" control on the left and vise versa?


Chosen answer: They're not. Q was just indicating to Bond that these were the wing machine guns, he wasn't stating which was which.

Question: They use a pinch in this movie to cut the power. How does a pinch actually work? Why did they need one in this film?


Chosen answer: They needed to shut off the power in order to turn off the detectors in the lift-shaft. There was no way to do that locally, so shutting down the entire city was the only option, using an EMP, a massive wave of electromagnetic energy that disrupts electrical equipment. In real life, pinches are generally used to create high-intensity X-rays for scientific study, and they're very large - much larger than the one seen in the film. It is true that they cause electromagnetic interference when fired, but nothing like on the scale seen in the film. However, given that the only source of an EMP with the strength to really black out the whole place would be a nuclear explosion, it's understandable that the makers of the film decided to play around with the laws of physics a bit.


Question: Possible plot hole: Why did Claire take and hide the last 4 Kestrel messages?

Miriam Evenden

Chosen answer: This is not a mystery. Claire "stole them to read them" as Tom Jericho told Hester. As he later explained to Wigram, she had taken the messages to give to Puck who had the means to decipher them, and who was looking for his missing brother. The Kestrel traffic from ADU contained the names of victims of the Katyn Massacre. However, Puck and Claire were surprised by the imminent reappearance of Tom, and suddenly fled, explaining why some messages were left behind.

Question: While the characters mostly spoke Latin or Aramaic, the DVD version mentions that Hebrew was also spoken. In what scenes in the film was Hebrew was spoken, as I could did not distinguish Hebrew from Aramaic?


Chosen answer: The Hebrew was mainly spoken among the Sanhedrin (Jewish high priests) and other Jewish characters including Simon and the Jewish temple guards.

Question: I am told that characters, events, objects, etc. that did not appear in the four Gospels, but from Christian tradition were incorporated into the film. What are they?


Chosen answer: The following are things in the movie that are not mentioned in the Bible: the snake in the garden, Jesus being dropped off the wall by his chains, the woman offering him drink during his walk, the cross hovering above the ground, not all of the dialogue between Pontius Pilate and his wife is documented, Satan himself was not mentioned during the crucifiction accounts, Mary Magdalene is not confirmed to be the woman caught in adultery, only speculated. There are a few more which likely happened because of the historical documented process of crucifiction. Additionally, some are not Christian tradition but rather artistic interpretation.

Sol Parker

Question: Other than the prominent portrayal of Jesus' mother Mary, what Catholic influences did Mel Gibson put into the film?


Chosen answer: There are not as many as have been rumored, but a few prominent ones include the portrayal of the devil, the stations of the cross, and the miracle of the floating cross.

Sol Parker

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Question: In many scenes, Monk will reach out and touch something with one finger. What is he doing? I thought at first he was straightening things, but he touches things that don't move too.

Grumpy Scot

Chosen answer: Occasionally, people with advanced OCD's are possessed of an uncontrollable urge to simply touch various things, or press their nose/lips/etc. against them. It's no more or less sensible than the other behaviours the syndrome causes. See David Sedaris's essay "A Plague of Tics" for an hilarious look at it.

Rooster of Doom

Question: Why is this film going straight to video and DVD in Australia?. If it got poor reviews I would understand. But it got good reviews as did Kurt Russell for his performance. I just don't understand.

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: The film's international appeal would be very limited to those who knew the story or knew of the event, and this story is really only known well in the US and not in countries like Australia. On the review section, it's not the distributors main priority. Unless they see potential overseas it's costly to try and promote it in Australian cinemas and is likely to see a better audience in video and DVD than theatres.


Question: In the credits it shows Elle's mom and Elle's dad, but I didn't see them in the movie. Are they in deleted scenes or something?

Chosen answer: Yes they are in the deleted scenes. They are in a scene when Elle calls her parents and tells them about her upcoming wedding.

Question: Was there any specific reason or symbolism why Volume 1 and 2 contained so much of the colour yellow? The Game of Death suit, the subtitles, the Pussy Wagon, the desert, House of Blue Leaves, The Bride and Elle's hair. I'm counting blonde as yellow obviously.

Chosen answer: In much of Asia, yellow has meanings associated with death. It can have to do with cowardice, such as how the Bride was killed. It can be a symbol against evil (obviously Bill). It is also a color of death, of which there is much of in the film.

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Question: Not long after MMPR first aired (Say, 1994-ish) I heard a rumour that two of the original cast members of the show (Amy-Jo Johnson, David Yost, Walter Jones, Austin St. John, Thuy Trang and possibly Jason Frank) had gotten married. Is this true? If so, can anyone tell me which two it was and whether they are still married?

Chosen answer: Unless 2 of the guys are secretly married to each other, the answer is none of them ever married each other. Thuy never married and was killed in a car crash in 2001. Amy-Jo has not yet married.


Day 2: 8:00 A.M.-9:00 A.M. - S2-E1

Question: In the O.C., what was in the folder Eric Rayburn gave to Palmer regarding Second Wave?

Chosen answer: It's never revealed on camera, but judging from Palmer's conversation with the Middle Eastern Prime Minister soon after, it can be presumed the folder contains proof of Second Wave terrorist camps operating on the enemy country's soil with funding.

Question: Can someone explain what the guys in white suits wanted with Matt at the end of the film when he was infected (Why would they want to contain him instead of treating him with the antidote?). The other question was with Alice (Milla Jovovich) what exactly were they doing with her and how come nothing happened to her in that hospital. Did the zombies just decide to leave her alone?


Chosen answer: Matt was infected with a T-virus from a second-generation Licker with human DNA (drawn from Spence). Umbrella has no other research project like him and believes that he may be useful for the Nemesis research strain (using the T-virus to create directed but monstrous mutations in humans for killing machines). Alice was deemed too great a security risk to release, so they experimented with a modified T-virus on her to create a more powerful soldier - she was under observation at the end. The zombies couldn't get into her room because the door was locked and don't have the problem-solving abilities necessary to open the door, so they went searching for more accessible prey. Much of this is explained more clearly in the sequel.


Deja Vu All Over Again - S1-E22

Question: What is the song called that is played at the end, and who sings it?

Chosen answer: You're probably talking about 'Calling All Angels' by Jane Siberry. It's available on her album 'Whe I Was a Boy.'

Question: Is it true that Cirdan the Shipwright can be seen near the end of the movie? If so, which actor plays Cirdan?

Chosen answer: It's true, yes, you can see him, standing on the dock at the Grey Havens, behind Galadriel, Elrond and Celeborn. He's also seen in the prologue to the Fellowship of the Ring - he's the elder of the two male elves who possess Rings (the other being Gil-galad). Cirdan was played by Michael Elsworth.




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